Mark Hackel is the first-ever Executive of Macomb County, committed to providing innovative, non-partisan leadership while delivering the services citizens and businesses expect. His unique experiences serving Macomb County for decades coupled with his community-focused leadership approach, provided a dynamic foundation to transform the way residents and businesses engaged with county government.
Since his leadership began in 2011, Macomb County has become a model for responsible financial management with structurally balanced budgets, a healthy fund balance that includes a fully funded retiree and healthcare system and continually maintaining the highest standards of municipal financing.
Hackel began his career with Macomb County in 1981 as a Dispatcher in the Sheriff’s Office. Over the next 30 years, he worked his way up through every rank in the department and was elected County Sheriff in 2000. Throughout his tenure in law enforcement, he obtained several decorated accreditations and attended the F.B.I. National Academy and the U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection School.
Hackel earned an associate degree from Macomb Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.